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Providence, Rhode Island 

July 21, 1745 -August 19, 1814 



A Brief Narrative by his Great- great grandson 


Reprinted from Rhode Island Historical Society Collections 

October, 1918 




Portrait of John carter 
Painted by Samuel Brown 


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John Carter, printer, publisher, journalist, patriot, was born 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2i, 1745, and died in 
Providence, Rhode Island, August 19, 1814. He was the son 
of John Carter, who was born in 1713, and married, July 3, 
1734, Elizabeth Sprig-gs in Christ Church, Philadelphia, and 
was a descendant of John Carter, an early settler in upper 
Norfolk, Virginia. Elizabeth Spriggs Carter "died February 
20, 1760, in the 47th year of her age." Ann Carter, daughter 
of John and EHzabeth Spriggs Carter, "died March i, 1768, 
in the 26th year of her age." 

May 14, 1769, he married Amey Crawford, second daugh- 
ter of Capt. John and Abijah (Bowen) Crawford, grand- 
daughter of Capt. John and Amey (Whipple) Crawford, and 
great-granddaughter of Gideon and Freelove (Fenner) Craw- 
ford. She was born, according to an entry in the John Carter 
Bible, Nov. i8th, 1745. By the Town Records of Providence, 
the date of her birth was November 7, 1744. She died December 
18, 1806. Her ancestor Gideon Crawford, son of James and 
Anna (Weir) Crawford, descendant of James Lindsay, first 
Earl of Crawford, was born in Lanark, Scotland, December 26, 
1651, and died in Providence, October 10, 1707. 

In John Carter's Bible, and in his handwriting, is this entry : 

"John Carter and Amey Crawford, (2nd Daughter of Capt. 
John Crawford of Providence) were married on Sunday 
morning, May 14, 1769, at 8 o'clock, by the Reverend, learned 
and pious John Graves, Missionary from the Society in Eng- 
land for propagating the Gospel." 

In September, 1767, after an apprenticeship with Benjamin 
Franklin, of Franklin & Hall, printers in Philadelphia, John 
Carter moved to Providence, and became associated with the 
Providence Gazette, a weekly publication, at that time, and 
for many years after, the only paper in the town. November 
12, 1768, the business came into his possession, and, excepting 
the time between November 2, 1793, and May 9, 1799, when 
William Wilkinson was a partner, so remained until February 
12, 1814, when failing health forced his retirement. 

The year before, in 1813, friends persuaded him to publish 
a semi-weekly edition of the Gazette, but the promise of 
adequate support was small and the venture never 

The history of John Carter is written in the pages of the 
paper he so long owned and controlled. Its varying fortunes 
were his, and its far-reaching influence was the result of his 
able and patient labors. The complications of management 
increased as the burdens of war grew heavier, but he never 
faltered, and only laid his task aside when physical ills com- 

The difficulties besetting the path of newspaper men in 
those days are frankly stated in the notice of January i, 1814. 

"War prices being attached to every article made use of in 
the Printing Business, as well as to the common necessaries 
of life, imperiously compels the Editor of the Providence 
Gazette (after 48 years' laborious attention to the duties of 
his profession) to call upon all persons in arrear to him for 
News-Papers, Advertisements, and other Printing Work, to 
make immediate Payment, which will highly oblige him, at 
this crisis of uncommon difficulty. The several accounts will 
be prepared ; and although small, the aggregate amount would 
enable him to pay his Paper Maker, meet the demands of 
creditors he is anxious to pay, and obtain for himself and 
Family the common comforts of life. These are his objects, 
and the height of his speculations." 

In 1787 this appeal was published. 

"The Editor to His Readers: In August next (1787) 20 
years will have elapsed since the editor of this Gazette was 
first concerned in its publication. From some of the sub- 
scribers (who still favor him with their custom) nothing has 
been received during so long a period, and many others re- 
main indebted from five to 15 years. All in arrears for one 
year or more, are earnestly requested to pay. Those who 
have been several years indebted are particularly informed, 
that unless their accounts are speedily and honorably closed, 
their papers must and will be stopt. He reluctantly observes 
that for some years passed he has not received from the whole 
of his subscribers a sufficiency to defray even the charge of 
paper whereon the Gazette has been printed, which is but an 
inconsiderable part of the constant incidental expense." 

The first John Carter ledger, showing accounts with sub- 
scribers during the period from November, 1768, to July, 
1775, attests the accuracy of the statements quoted. 

William Goddard, original owner of the Gazette, also felt 
the need of prompt payments, for, on April 26, 1763, he pub- 
lished the following request: 

"The great expense of carrying on the Printing Business 
obliges the Printer hereof, to request those persons who have 
generously favored him with their custom, and are in arrears 
for the first half year of this Paper, to pay the same as soon 
as convenient, that he may be the better enabled to serve them 
for the future." 

From William Carter's diary it appears his father was 
seized with a paralytic shock, April 30, 1814, that deprived him 
of the power of speech, and the use of his right arm. In the 
previous summer a less severe attack interfered with many 
of his activities. 

His long term of service as Postmaster of Providence is 
evidence of the ever faithful attention he always gave to mat- 
ters entrusted to his care. Appointed in July, 1772, he held 
the office continuously for twenty years, until June, 1792, 
when he resigned. His Commission was dated September 25, 
1775. and was signed by his former employer, Benjamin 
Franklin, then Postmaster-General. 

As a member of the Committee of Correspondence during 
the Revolutionary period he discharged the duties of the posi- 
tion with credit and distinction. 

His valedictory appeared in the issue of February 12, 1814. 

"The Providence Gazette, the first Paper established in 
this town, has been published by the present Editor for more 
than years, during which period he has endeavoured 
to make it the vehicle of correct and seasonable intelligence; 
and has spared no pains to effect an object so important. Its 
columns have ever been open for the reception of temperate 
discussions of public affairs ; respectful remonstrances to gov- 
ernment ; addresses to those who filled high, responsible sta- 
tions ; and appeals to the people when their independence has 
been endangered. It has been enriched by the productions of 
ingenious correspondents; has abounded with original essays 

on political, literary, moral and religious subjects; and, since 
the dawn of our glorious revolution, has unceasingly dissemi- 
nated the orthodox political principles of the Washing- 
ton school. In fine, it has ever been the Editor's ardent 
wish that the Gazette should be replete with useful informa- 
tion ; that while it arrested the attention of the scholar, it 
might not be unacceptable to the agriculturalist and merchant ; 
and the convictions that it has generally attained that object, 
affords him great satisfaction. 

"But the effects of a serious indisposition, added to the in- 
firniitirs of increasing years, render him diffident of his abili- 
ties, further to prosecute a laborious occupation, advan- 
tageously to himself, and with the approbation of his readers; 
especially when he considers the present one of the most 
important eras in the political world, and one that requires 
for the Editor of a public Paper, who would deserve the 
patronage of an enlightened and commercial people, the 
judgement and experience of ripened years, combined with 
the energy, the activity and the ambition of youth. Upon 
these considerations, therefore, he has relinquished the Editor- 
ship of the Gazette and has transferred the Establishment 
to Messrs. Brown & Wilson, by whom it will, in future, 
from this date, be printed and published, and while he em- 
braces this opportunity to tender his sincere thanks to the 
public, for past favours conferred on him, and to wish his old 
friends and customers prosperity, success and happiness, he 
would solicit their attention and patronage to his young 
friends and worthy successors, who are both natives of this 
town, and whom from an intimate acquaintance (they having 
both served in his Ofifice as diligent and faithful Appren- 
tices) he can with confidence recommend." 

The obituary notice in the Gazette of August 20, 1814, 
expresses the esteem of his fellow citizens, and the value of 
his services as a journalist and patriot. 


"We have the melancholy task of announcing the decease 
of our worthy predecessor, John Carter, Esq., who closed 
his honourable career of life yesterday morning, aged 69 
years. — His capability as a correct Printer was sufificiently 
evinced in the discharge of his Editorial duties as Proprietor 
of this Paper for upwards of forty-live years. — His merits as 
a man are duly appreciated by all who had an opportunity of 


observing his sterling integrity, genuine patriotism, and the 
pure philanthropy of his nature. 

"Mr. Carter was born in the city of Philadelphia, and 
served his apprenticeship with that distinguished statesman 
and patriot, Benjamin Franklin, Esq. He commenced the 
Editorship of this Gazette in the year 1767, in conjunction 
with Mrs. Sarah Goddard, and from November, in the sub- 
sequent year, continued sole Editor until the present year; 
and during the whole period, his paper was remarkable for 
accuracy of execution and correctness of sentiment and prin- 
ciple. During the whole of our revolutionary contest, he was 
the firm champion of his country, and the columns of his 
paper teemed with sound patriotism and animating exhorta- 
tions. After that period he manifested himself the true friend 
of his country, and was zealous in his endeavours to induce 
the people of this State to adopt the present Constitution of 
the United States. Attached to that Constitution, he ever 
defended it from the violence of its first, and of its more 
modem enemies, and gloried that he was a disciple of Wash- 
ington, under whose administration it was preserved spot- 
less. Before the revolution he was appointed Postmaster in 
this town under the commission of Dr. Franklin, and con- 
tinued in that office until the year 1792, when he resigned, 

"The funeral will be attended to-morrow afternoon, imme- 
diately after Divine service, from his late dwelling-house." 

The inscription placed by his daughters on the grave stone 
in St. John's Churchyard, Providence, briefly but aptly tells of 
his loyalty to the cause of the Revolution, and the high regard 
in which his memory was held. 


To the Memory of 


Who departed this life. 

at Providence Aug. 19, 1814, 

Aged 69 years. 

He was a native of Philadelphia, where he 

served as an apprentice in the printing 
business under Dr. Franklin ; he removed 

to Providence, in the year 1767; 
and became proprietor and editor of the 

Providence Gazette, in which ably 
conducted paper, he warmly and boldly 

advocated the cause of his country, 

through the whole period 

of the Revolution. 

He was highly respected as an editor; 

and for his fair and honourable conduct, 

in all his relations of life. 

Erected by his daughters." 

No likeness of him is known to exist, although it has been 
claimed a pencil sketch by Hoppin was made from life, or, at 
least, during his lifetime. This, however, is hardly probable 
as reference is made to securing such a picture in a corre- 
spondence in 1853, between his grandson, Nicholas Brown, 
Jr., one time United States Consul at Rome, Italy, and a son- 
in-law, Walter Raleigh Danforth, fourth Mayor of Providence. 
It is possible the Hoppin, who made the sketch, knew his sub- 
ject, and drew from memory, although there is some reason 
to doubt even this. The painting executed in Rome about 
this time by Samuel Brown, was made with the aid of the 
Hoppin sketch, and suggestions given the artist by Mr. Nicholas 
Brown, Jr., who was then abroad. Referring to the painting 
a grand-daughter, Sophia Barnes Allen (Mrs. Richard Bowen 
Allen) remarks, in a memorandum in her own handwriting, 
it is "a good painting but not a correct likeness." It belonged 
to Mrs. Allen, and from her passed to her son, Crawford 
Carter Allen, lately deceased, and is in the possession of his 
widow, Maud Corsi Allen, at whose death it will become the 
property of the Rhode Island Historical Society. The Hop- 
pin pencil sketch belongs to John Carter's great-great-grand- 
son, John Carter Brown Woods, the gift of Mrs. Crawford 
Carter Allen. Had he lived a while longer his portrait would 
surely have been done from hfe, after the custom of the 
period, by some of the many artists of the time, whose works 
adorn, more or less, many homes and galleries in this vicinity. 
The Rev. John Murray, an eminent Unitarian clergyman of 
Boston, was said to resemble John Carter so closely that he 
might be his double, and for this reason arrangements were 
made in the summer of 1852 to have Dr. Murray's portrait 

copied by the distinguished Rhode Island artist, James 
Sullivan Lincoln. Before this was accomplished the pencil 
sketch was secured and Samuel Brown's work was finished. 

A suggestion of resemblance in the Hoppin sketch and the 
engraving of the Murray portrait explains the desire to secure 
a copy of the latter, and shows the Samuel Brown painting to 
be an ideal and not a likeness. 

The three pictures in this issue were made from the 
Samuel Brown painting, the Hoppin pencil sketch and the 
engraving of the Rev. John Murray, published in the Memo- 
rial History of Boston, i88i, Osgood & Co. 

John Carter Brown Woods. 

The children of John and Amey (Crawford) Carter, 


1. Ann Carter "born on Monday, Feb. 26, 1770, 6 minutes 

before 12 at noon", d. June 16, 1798. "She was buried 
in the North Burial Ground, in the Inclosure of the 
Brown Family, and her Husband hath erected a hand- 
some Marble Monument to her Memory."' m. Nov. 3, 
1 791, Nicholas Brown*, b. April 4, 1769 — d. Sept. 27, 
1841, son Nicholas & Rhoda (Jenckes) Brown. (*m. 
2nd July 22, 1 801, Mary Bowen Stelle, d. Dec. 12, 
1836, in her 67th year, dau. Benjamin & Huldah 
(Crawford) Stelle, first cousin of his ist wife. No 

2. Benjamin Bowen Carter, (M. D.) "born on Monday, 

Dec. 16, 1771, at 2 P. M." "died in the City of New 
York on Sunday Morning, April 24, 1835, at 3^ past 
I Oclk. A. M." 

3. John Carter, Jr. "born on Sunday, March 27, 1774, at 

Yz past 3 in the morning." "died Tuesday, February 
21, 1815, about II o'clock before noon." "He was in- 
terred in the Episcopal Church Yard, funeral Service 
by the Reverend Nathan B. Crocker." 


4- Crawford Carter "born on Friday, Nov. lo, 1775, at Yz 
past 4 P. M." "died on Monday, January 11, 1779, at 
8 in the Morning." 

5. (Son) Carter "bom on Thursday, March 20, 1777, at 12 

at night — not named, having survived only 14 Hours." 
"Died March 21, 1777, at 2 in the afternoon." 

6. Rebecca Carter "born on Saturday, August 22, 1778, be- 

tween 6 and 7 in the morning." "died June 20, 1837, 
at 5 to 7 P. M." m. Sept. 20, 1801, Amos Throop 
Jenckes, b. July 4, 1778 — d. "Havana, Cuba", July 8, 
1809, son of John & Freelove (Crawford) Jenckes. 

7. James Carter "born on Thursday, September 14, 1780, 

at I in the morning." "supposed to be dead. The last 
heard of him he was in the Privateer Paul Jones about 

8. Crawford Carter "born on Monday, March 11, 1782, at 

I in the morning." d. July 2"], 1868. 

9. (Daughter) Carter "born on Wednesday, June 4, 1783, 

not named, having lived only 3 months and 5 Days." 
d. Sept. 9, 1783. 

10. William Carter "born on Monday, Nov. 9, 1785, at 11 in 

the morning." "died at St. Francisville (Louisiana) 
about the loth August, 1821, (as per Letter from that 

11. Huldah Maria Carter "born on Saturday, April 14, 1787, 

at 2 in the afternoon." "died November 13, 1842, at 
8 o'clock A. M." 

12. Elizabeth Ann Carter "born on Thursday, March ii, 

1790, at 8 o'clock A.M." "died at her residence, 
No. 9 Meeting St., Feb. 3rd, 1876, at 8 o'clock in the 
morning." "m. Walter Raleigh Danforth, at St. John's 
Church, June 12, 1811." b. Apr. i, 1787 — d. Aug. 11, 
1861, fourth Mayor of Providence, s. Job & Sarah 
(Coy) Danforth. 

Children of Nicholas and Ann (Carter) Brown : 
I. Nicholas Brown, Jr., Oct. 2, 1792 — March 2, 1859. He 
married ist July 5, 1820, his 2nd cousin, Abby Mason 


Portrait of John Carter 

Pencil sketch by Hoppin 









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Rev. John Murray 
He was said to have resembled John Carter 

July 17, 1800 — Nov. 7, 1822, descendant of John, and 
Abby (Smith) Brown, of Power St. No issue. 2nd 

November 22, 1831, CaroHne Matilda Clements, 

1809— July 9, 1879. 

2. Moses Brown, Sept. 2, 1793— July 17, 1794. 

3. Anne Carter Brown, "October 11, 1794"— May i, 1828, 

m. June 18, 1822, John Brown Francis, May 31, 1791 — 
Aug. 9, 1864, s. John & Abby (Brown) Francis. 

4. John Carter Brown, August 28, 1797 — June 10, 1874, m. 

June 2^, 1859, Sophia Augusta Brown, Oct. 29, 1825 — 
Feb. 28, 1909, dau. Patrick & Harriot (Thayer) 

Children of Nicholas and Caroline Matilda 
(Clements) Brown, Jr. : 

1. Alfred Nicholas Brown, Sept. 16, 1832 — Aug. 12, 1864, 

m. May 9, 1857, Anna Mauran, May 26, 1828 — May 9, 
1882, dau. Dr. Joseph & Sophia (Sterry) Mauran. 

2. Anne Mary Brown, Feb. 10, 1835 — March 22, 1837. 

3. Anne Mar}' Brown, March 9, 1837 — Jan. 4, 1903, m. June 

30, i860. Rush Christopher Hawkins, Sept. 14, 1831, 
s. Lorenzo Dow & Louisa Maria (Hutchinson) Haw- 
kins. No issue. 

4. John Carter Brown, March 16, 1840 — Feb. 19, 1907, m. 

April 15, 1869, Ann Crawford Allen, dau. Crawford 
& Sarah Senter (Crocker) Allen. No issue. 

5. Caroline Matilda Clements Brown, Oct. 28, 1841 — April 

6, 1892, m. June 17, 1876, N. Paul Bajnotti. No issue. 

6. Robert Grenville Brown, June 17, 1847 — Feb. 7, 1896, 

m. June 17, 1895, Elena Rhodes, dau. James Aborn & 
Rosa Marina (da Costa) Rhodes. 

Children of Alfred Nicholas and Anna (Mauran) 
Brown : 

1. dau. Feb. 5, 1859, d. in infancy. 

2. son, July 17, 1861, d. in infancy. 

3. Nicholas Brown, Sept. 23, 1862 — Oct. 8, 1891. unm. 


Children of Robert Grenville and Elena (Rhodes) 
Brown : 
I. Grenville Paul Nicholas Brown, April 27, 1896 — Jan. 30, 

Children of John Brown* and Anne Carter (Brown) 

Francis : 

1. Abby Francis, Sept. 8, 1823 — Oct. 19, 1841, unm. 

2. John Francis, March 17, 1825 — Jan. 22, 1826. 

3. Anne Brown Francis, April 23, 1828 — Aug. 24, 1896, m. 

July 12, 1848, Marshall Woods, Nov. 28, 1824 — July 
13, 1899, s. Alva & Almira (Marshall) Woods. 

*(John Brown Francis m. 2nd, May 22, 1832, his 
cousin, Elizabeth Francis, Jan. 27, 1796 — June 14, 
1866, widow of Henry Harrison, and dau. of 
Thomas Willing and Dorothy (Willing) Francis. 
Ch. I.' EHzabeth, March 12, 1833 — May 2, 1901. 
No issue. 

2. Sally, March 31, 1834 — June 4, 1904. No 


3. Sophia Harrison, May 23, 1836 — Sept. 23, 

i860, m. Jan. 12, i860, George William 
Adams, Oct. 15, 1834— Oct. 13, 1883, 
s. Seth & Sarah (Bigelow) Adams. No 

4. John Brown, Feb. 11, 1838 — Feb. 24, 1870. 

No issue.) 

Children of Marshall and Anxe Brown (Francis) 
Woods : 

1. Abby Francis Woods, May 27, 1849 — March 10, 1895, 

m. Oct. 15, 1873, Samuel Appleton Brown Abbott, Mar. 
6, 1846, s. Josiah Gardner & Carohne (Livermore) 

2. John Carter Brown Woods, June 12, 1851, unm. 

(^hildre.^i of Samuel Appleton Brown and Abby Fran- 
cis (V'/oodj) Abbott: 
I. tieler Francis Abbott, July 29, 1874, m. June 8, 1897, 


Maurice King Washburn, Oct. 3, 1872, s. Roscoe Stet- 
son & Mary Fessenden (Sayles) Washburn. 

2. Madeleine Livermore Abbott, Nov. 2, 1876, m. Nov. 27, 

1900, John Ormsbee Ames, Jan. 9, 1872, s. William & 
Harriette Fletcher (Ormsbee) Ames. 

3. Anne Francis Abbott, Sept. 8, 1878, m. Dec. 2, 1903, 

Charles Alexander Kilvert, Jan. 14, 1874, s. Samuel 
Whalley & Elizabeth (Dun) Kilvert. 

4. Caroline Livermore Abbott, April 25, 1880. 

Children of Maurice King and Helen Francis (Abbott) 
Washburn : 

1. Maurice King- Washburn, May 18, 1898. 

2. Francis Washburn, Dec. 12, 1901 — Aug. 24, 1902. 

3. John Carter Brown Washburn, Dec. 11, 1903. 

Children of Charles Alexander and Anne Francis 
(Abbott) Kilvert: 

1. EHzabeth Francis Kilvert, Feb. 27, 1905. 

2. Anne Woods Kilvert, May 13, 1908. 

3. Jean Dun Kilvert, March 16, 1910 — Sept. 27, 1910. 

4. Priscilla Marshall Kilvert, Feb. 19, 1912. 

Children of John Carter and Sophia Augusta (Brown) 
Brown : 

1. John Nicholas Brown, Dec. 17, 1861 — May i, 1900, m. 

Sept. 8, 1897, Natalie Bayard Dresser, dau. George 
Warren & Susan Fish (LeRoy) Dresser. 

2. Harold Brown, Dec. 24, 1863 — May 10, 1900, m. Oct. 4, 

1892, Georgette Wetmore Sherman, dau. William 
Watts & Annie Derby Rogers (Wetmore) Sherman. 
No issue. 

3. Sophia Augusta Brown, April 21, 1867, m. Oct. 7, 1885, 

William Watts Sherman, Aug. 4, 1842 — Jan. 22, 1912, 
s. Watts & Sarah Maria (Gibson) Sherman. 

Children of John Nicholas and Natalie Bayard 
(Dresser) Brown: 
I. John Nicholas Brown, Feb. 21, 1900. 


Children of William Watts and Sophia Augusta 
(Brown) Sherman: 

1. Irene Muriel Augusta Sherman, June 9, 1887, m, Sept. 8, 

1910, Lawrence Lewis Gillespie, Dec. 23. 1876, s, 
George Lewis & Rhobie (McMaster) Gillespie. 

2. Mildred Constance Sherman, July 3, 1888, m. Nov. 25, 

1911, Ralph Francis Julian Stonor, The Baron Camoys, 
Jan. 28, 1884. 

Children of Lawrence Lewis and Irene Muriel 
Augusta (Sherman) Gillespie: 

1. dau. Sept. i, 1913 — Sept. 3, 1913. 

2. Eileen Sophia Augusta Gillespie, Dec. 21, 1915. 

3. Phyllis Irene Rhobie Gillespie, July 31, 1917. 

Children of Lord and Lady Camoys : 

1. Hon. Ralph Robert Watts Sherman Stonor, July 5, 191 3. 

2. Hon. Pamela Nadine Sophia Stonor, Jan. 12, 1916. 

Children of Amos Throop and Rebecca (Carter) 
Jenckes : 

1. Moses Jenckes, Oct. 25, 1802 — buried Oct. 29, 1802. 

2. Francis Carter Jenckes, Dec. 6, 1803 — d. in Mexico, . . . 

m. Jan. 18, 1837, at Havana, Cuba, Senorita Mercedes 
Martos Montecino. 

3. Nancy Carter Brown Jenckes, Aug. 17, 1805 — Jan. i, 


4. Moses Hays Jenckes, April 5, 1808 — April 10, i8c8. 

5. Amos Throop Jenckes, May 15, 1809 — Nov. 8, 1882, m. 

Feb. 22, 1847, Emily Jane Copeland, Oct. 19, 1826 — 
Feb. 2, 1896, dau. Thomas Kirk & Jennie (Bates) 

Children of Amos Throop and Emily Jane (Copeland) 
Jenckes, Jr. : 
I. John Carter Brown Jenckes, July 26, 185 1 — June 15, 


Children of Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth Ann 
(Carter) Danforth : 

1. Francis Lippitt Danforth, March i8, 1812 — April 29, 

1867, unm. 

2. Waher Raleigh Danforth, June 7, 181 3 — Oct. 6, 1826. 

3. Charles Danforth, Aug. i, 181 5 — July 5, 1901, m. Julia 

F. Ward. 

4. James Danforth, May i, 1818 — Oct. 18, 1862, unm. 

5. George Danforth, June i, 1820 — Nov. 12, 1821. 

6. Maria Elizabeth Danforth, Sept. 9, 1821 — Oct. 31, 1832. 

7. William Carter Danforth, Feb. 23, 1824 — Sept. 27, 1876, 


8. Sophia Barnes Danforth, Aug. 16, 1826 — Nov. 6, 1905, 

m. June i, 1852, Richard Bowen Allen, Feb. 11, 1823 
— Mar. 4, 1906, s. Howard & Patience (Bowen) Allen. 

9. Andrew Jackson Danforth, Dec. 30, 1828 — Nov. 17, 1886, 

m. Sept. 22, 1850, Caroline Augusta Hopkins, Oct. 25, 
1832, dau. John & Sarah Gardiner (Knowles) Hop- 
10. Sarah Danforth, April 16, 1831 — Nov. 24, 1834. 

Children of Charles and Julia F. (Ward) Danforth: 

1. Walter Raleigh Danforth, 

2. Charles James Danforth, m. Anzonette R. . . . 

3. Sarah Danforth, 

4. Andaleen Marciuel Danforth, m, April 21, 1881, Abby 

A. Wilmarth. 

5. Elfried Josapha Danforth, 

In the will of Charles Danforth, probated in Providence, 
mention is made of grandchildren, viz : 

I. Timothy N. Danforth, Butte City, Montana. 

Robert Danforth, Parkersville, West Va. 
Clair Danforth, Parkersville, West Va. 
Frances Danforth, Parkersville, West Va. 
Charles Danforth Torrence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Children of Richard Bowen and Sophia Barnes (Dan- 
forth) Allen : 


1. Walter Bowen Allen, May 21, 1856 — Dec. 24, 1856. 

2. Crawford Carter Allen, June 20, 1861 — Jan. 18, 1917, 

m. St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, 
England, Feb. 18, 1909, Maud D"Arc Corsi, dau. Count 
Corsi of Rome, Italy, and Countess Marie Helena 
(Caulcott) Corsi of Kensington, England. No issue. 

Children of Andrew Jackson and Caroline Augusta 
(Hopkins) Danforth : 
I. John Hopkins Danforth, March 22, 1852 — Aug. 28, 1852. 


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